Weathering Storms in Uncharted Territories

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The volatility of August presented a great case for something ING Global Perspectives has long argued: real, not gamed, diversification.

As market leadership changed hands like a game of musical chairs, the benefits of broad, globally diversified portfolios became very real to investors. In this month’s commentary, ING Chief Market Strategist Douglas Coté, CFA provides more tips for Weathering Storms in Uncharted Territories. He looks at recent events like the credit downgrade, Euro contagion, and the downturn in some U.S. economic data in light of his earlier 2011 forecast. His take: catalysts for growth are many and significant, and these fundamentals will drive the longer-term performance of the market.

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